Unique 70-Acre Connecticut Estate with Alluring Amenities Asks $10M
Anyone hoping to emulate the sleepy, small-town life seen on Gilmore Girls may want to direct their attention to a newly-reduced listing in Washington, Connecticut, the real-life inspiration for Star’s Hollow. Now asking $9.95 million, the property is perhaps better suited for Emily and Richard than Lorelai and Rori. And just like the dialogue for the much-beloved show, the spread has a lot going on to put it simply.
A smattering of buildings dot the 70-acre spread, each designed by Gray Organschi with the intention of respecting the natural landscape. While each structure is indeed breathtaking, the gentle hills and 5-acre pond that grace the property are the true stars—not to mention the meadows of indigenous plants, perennial gardens, trails, and stone walls sprinkled throughout.
The 12,500-square-foot main house of granite, limestone, and Alaskan cedar sits on the pond, centered around a living room that’s all windows and soaring ceilings to make the most of its serene views. One wing contains three of the home’s four bedrooms, the other the master suite and family room. Downstairs lies the indoor pool, exercise room, and sauna.
Also on the pond is the Tennis House, which also sits adjacent to its titular court. A roof of wildflowers and grasses conceal it amongst the surrounding meadows. Contrasting the contemporary nature of all else on the site is a Greek-like temple, dubbed the Architectural Folly, of limestone Doric columns and a 50-seat amphitheater. Kathryn Clair of William Pitt has the listing.